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RATINGS: 3682   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.

The Old Rasputin brand image is a drawing of Rasputin with a phrase in Russian encircling it—A sincere friend is not born instantly.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2004
Bottle - Complex aroma of coffee, chocolate and fruit. Appearance was perfect. Black hue with large tan creamy head that lasted to the finish. Full bodied flavor and finish that was consistent with all the aroma. The complete stout in a bottle. Thank you North Coast.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2004
Finally time to rate Ol Raspy. Pitch black, tan creamy head. Nose of some citrus fruits, expresso, bitter chocolate, with added vinous notes to boot. Rich flavors of dark roasted coffee and cream, citric fruit, grapes, and bittersweet chocolate. Full bodied, soft carbonation, tangy dry finish. When in doubt, I can always turn to my friend Ol Raspy in a pinch. Great stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2004
Bottle. 100% opaque with a very thin beige head that fades very quick. Smells like a bag of fresh ground coffee beans and malt. Very nice nose. Upon tasting, notes of coffee, bitters, plum, toffee, and malt come through. Finish is bitter, like iced coffee. The taste reminds me of just that-a strong iced coffe with malty and alcohol notes. The finish is long and bitter. This is def. a good beer, but probably not worthy of a 4.17.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 i decided to "re-rate" this one as i have had a few other imperials as of late.this is one of the best imperial stoust i have ever had.so smooth and drinkable compared to some others.the alcohol is hidden well and it doesnt have a syrup type taste at all.yummy!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2004
Very similar in flavor to Weyerbacher Imperial Stout, but slightly stronger, and not as well balanced... the malts don't blend as well

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 Gosh, I hate to be negative given all the high marks for this beer, so I am gonna start of positive... Wonderful aroma. Unfortunately from there it kind of went downhill. Too bitter and too much alcohol flavor. Not a bad beer mind you (all stouts are good in my opinion) but not one of the better stouts I have had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
Certainly one of the best imperial stouts out there. Thick and rich with a medium-sized head, lots of toffee, caramel and chocolate flavors and a long finish. Very well balanced and extremely impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2006 The Guinness lettering on my pint glass was jealous. Very small, tan head with an almost black, but red tinted color. Aroma is very rich with apples, cinnamon and rye bread. The full mouthfeel is great with the style. Flavors of hops, oats and rye. This is nice and rich. A very good imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
A very intense and complex beer. Usual dark black stout color. Pretty hoppy and bitter for a stout, but then again I have been havin a lot of smooth stouts like sam smith oatmeal. Also had the usual chocolate flavor of a stout. THis was definitly good, but i didn't like it as much as the hype made me think i would.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2004
Nice and smoooooooth. Think that has to be why it is so well liked in general. Nothing overpowering - for an Imperial, but nothing lacking either. My kind of after work mikshake.


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